Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 20th December 2014

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:25am on Saturday 20th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rain into snow forecast later
wind condition
Calm
Good
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Saturday 20th December 2014, 10:25am
0cm
Friday 19th December 2014, 10:04am 0cm
Thursday 18th December 2014, 10:16am 40cm
Wednesday 17th December 2014, 8:45am 20cm
Tuesday 16th December 2014, 11:21am 0cm
Monday 15th December 2014, 9:35am 10cm
Sunday 14th December 2014, 10:06am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 80cm
Last 14 reports (total): 104cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 232cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 252cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:25am on Saturday 20th December 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Mild this morning. No new snowfall to report and hardly any wind either. We're expecting more cloud as the day progresses today with maybe rain at first but snow overnight and tomorrow. Possibly strong winds tomorrow.

Most course areas of Zao Onsen are now open for the season with just a few exceptions. Looks as if the Paradise Number 3 lift isn't operating and the far left mountain area isn't open this morning but other than that...

I'm hearing that there's been a snow slide over on the famous steep Yokokura Wall run and it's closed this morning. Hopefully not for long.

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Official snow depths (20th December 14):

Utopia: 160cm
Chuo: 160cm
Paradise: 150cm
Uwanodai: 125cm

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Night skiing operations at Zao this season

Uwanodai area:
From Sunday 21st December until 22nd March

Yokokura area:
From Friday 26th December until 4th January;
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Friday 9th January until 15th March

Open times from 5pm until 9pm.

Archive report: Posted at 10:25am on Saturday 20th December 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Most of Zao Onsen is now open

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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 20th December 2014
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Saturday 20th December 2014
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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 20th December 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2014/2015
*as of Saturday 20th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
20th December 0cm 25cm 2cm
19th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th December 40cm 0cm 0cm
17th December 20cm 0cm 0cm
16th December 0cm 20cm 0cm
15th December 10cm 20cm 0cm
14th December 10cm 30cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 80cm 95cm 2cm
Previous 14 days total 104cm 153cm 93cm
November observed snowfall total 20cm 12cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 232cm 179cm 150cm
January observed snowfall total - 111cm 243cm
February observed snowfall total - 166cm 218cm
March observed snowfall total - 107cm 21cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 22cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 252cm 579cm 657cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 20th December 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
232cm
[252cm]
- - - - -
2013/2014 season - 12cm
[12cm]
179cm
[191cm]
111cm
[302cm]
166cm
[468cm]
107cm
[575cm]
4cm
[579cm]
0cm
[579cm]
2012/2013 season - 3cm
[3cm]
150cm
[153cm]
243cm
[396cm]
218cm
[614cm]
21cm
[635cm]
22cm
[657cm]
0cm
[657cm]
  October November December January February March April May
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